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Thread: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

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    re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    They can pray all day whenever and wherever they'd like. They shouldn't be leading a prayer at an event that a public school that has nothing to do with religion.
    He read a prayer, those who wanted to join in did. He wasn't a representative of the school nor a leader of the ceremony. I'll be attending my Grandson's graduation ceremony today, I'll be praying, might even do so out loud.

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    re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    He read a prayer, those who wanted to join in did. He wasn't a representative of the school nor a leader of the ceremony.
    Exactly
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    re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post
    Having someone say something regarding their religion in NO WAY stomps on your freedom of religion. That is ridiculous.
    You saw the reaction, he was applauded. What next, mandatory prayer sessions? I'm just saying this opens the doorway for major infringements on the freedom of religion. Whether or not it was a violation (which I already proved through a court ruling it was) is not really the issue.
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    re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    He read a prayer, those who wanted to join in did. He wasn't a representative of the school nor a leader of the ceremony. I'll be attending my Grandson's graduation ceremony today, I'll be praying, might even do so out loud.
    I'm not sure why he had to pray out loud on a microphone. Generally religion is a personal matter (at least to me)....but by all means yell to everyone how religious you are even if they don't care.
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    re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post
    Liberty High valedictorian's speech causes stir - FOX Carolina 21

    Do you think the school was right to ban this in the first place? Why or why not?
    Would you or other conservatives have applauded if it was a Muslim valedictorian giving a prayer?
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    re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    You saw the reaction, he was applauded. What next, mandatory prayer sessions? I'm just saying this opens the doorway for major infringements on the freedom of religion. Whether or not it was a violation (which I already proved through a court ruling it was) is not really the issue.
    I hardly say this would open the door to mandatory prayer sessions. That's a bit extreme don't you think?
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    re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    You saw the reaction, he was applauded. What next, mandatory prayer sessions? I'm just saying this opens the doorway for major infringements on the freedom of religion. Whether or not it was a violation (which I already proved through a court ruling it was) is not really the issue.
    No it doesn't. He is allowed to pray as a student (even out loud). No one was compelled to pray.

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    re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoist View Post
    Would you or other conservatives have applauded if it was a Muslim valedictorian giving a prayer?
    Applauded? No, however, I wouldn't be making a huge deal of it. If it is what he wanted to say let him say it.
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    re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoist View Post
    Would you or other conservatives have applauded if it was a Muslim valedictorian giving a prayer?
    Maybe not, maybe so. Doesn't change that he wouldn't necessarily be wrong in doing so.

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    re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post
    I hardly say this would open the door to mandatory prayer sessions. That's a bit extreme don't you think?
    Ok, that might have been a stretch with mandatory prayer sessions, but in all reality, it would open the doors to small more insignificant things, that in the long run could cultivate to that.
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